Nursing Professor a Healthcare Power Player
September 21, 2020
Nursing professor Dr. Monica Diamond-Caravella is on a roll.
Last month we reported on her having been awarded the prestigious 2020 American Association of Colleges of Nursing Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award. The award is based on her long-time work with children with asthma living in high-needs school districts across the Island.
The sustainability has been enhanced by her 10-year partnership with academic colleagues from Molloy and St. Joseph’s College, and the Asthma Coalition of Long Island – a program of the American Lung Association, and funded by the New York State Department of Health.
Now, for that same work, she has been named one of the “Power 30” in healthcare on LI, by Long Island Business News.
Says editor and associate publisher Joe Dowd: ” We at Long Island Business News (LIBN) have been moved professionally and personally by the outstanding efforts of the medical community during the current pandemic. Leadership made a huge difference in saving lives and keeping so many of us safe.
“The news department has decided to honor the top 30 medical professionals on Long Island with our special section entitled ‘Power 30 Healthcare.'”
The special section will be published in the 9/25 issue of LIBN.
Dr. Diamond-Caravella’s work was first highlighted in a 2/19 article in the paper.
“It is such an honor to be recognized as one of the recipients, representing Farmingdale State College. This recognition highlights the extraordinary power of cross-sector partnerships in addressing population health on Long Island. To improve health outcomes for those living on Long Island, I encourage others to partner with the right individuals and businesses to create healthier and more equitable communities. There is no better time for this call to action, given the attention that health disparities and inequities have made on the front covers of all news and social media platforms.”
Dr. Diamond-Caravella’s long-standing partnership with academic and public-health colleagues across LI has helped not only improve asthma self-management education for children living in high-needs communities, but to enhanc population-focused community health clinical experiences for her students.
“We are very proud of the work that Monica has been, and is doing, for the Long Island community,” says Dr. Denny Ryman, Dean of the Theresa Patnode Santmann School of Health Sciences.